Splatoon 2 hits 3 million sold in Japan

3 million squids strong!

It's no secret that Japan loves Splatoon 2. The game has been selling like crazy since it first launched there, and now a major milestone has been hit. In Japan alone, Splatoon 2 has managed to hit 3 million sold. That's just in retail sales as well, so the figure is definitely higher when you include digital numbers!

Team Morning Sun qualifies for the Splatoon 2 Australiasian Open 2019

Morning sun, won't you come...

The first qualifying team for the Splatoon 2 Australiasian Open 2019 has been named! Team Morning Sun is going to be heading to the big show at the Supanova Expo 2019. The second online qualifier takes place this coming Saturday, so we'll have to keep tabs on who ends up joining Morning Sun for the fun!

Splatoon 2 - Knights Vs. Wizards Splatfest results

Knight has fallen

The Splatoon 2 'Knights Vs. Wizards' Splatfest has wrapped, and Team Wizards have been named the winner. I really don't find that hard to believe. I mean, in real life, a wizard would totally kick a knight's butt! A knight has a sword and armor, but a wizard has magic! I really don't see there being any contest.

New images for Splatoon 2's upcoming Mecha Gear

I need your clothes, your boots, and your Splattershot

As was previously announced, Splatoon 2 is soon going to see Mecha Gear added in via a code in the May 2019 issue of CoroCoro. Today we get a better look at the full Mecha Gear in both concept art and in-game representation. Unfortunately, there's no word on this gear making it outside of Japan at this time.

Splatoon 2 special demo now available in Japan

A taste of squid

Nintendo has released the previously-announced Splatoon 2 Special Demo on the Switch eShop in Japan. The demo takes up 3.6GB and let's you hop in on online battles and Salmon Run. The demo gives online access starting March 26th, 2019, and then closes up shop on April 1st, 2019 at 08:59 JST. Those who download the demo will get a Switch Online seven-day trial code, and save data from the demo can transfer to the full game.

Splatoon 2 - Version 4.5.1 now live

Clam up

Version 4.5.1 for Splatoon 2 is now live. As we detailed before, it's not a big update by any means. The official patch notes only include the following blurb.

Fixed an issue occurring during Clam Blitz matches in Piranha Pit, where clams on the ground that touched a specific piece of stage terrain were causing the game to crash.

France takes home top honors at the Splatoon 2 European Championships 2018-2019

Vive la France!

The winner of the Splatoon 2 European Championships 2018-2019 have been crowned. Alliance Rogue managed to best BackSquids 4 – 1, making them the big winner. It was a long road to the finals, and Alliance Rogue is more than worthy of being top of the hill!

Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019 – Day 2 live-stream

Gettin' squiddy with it

After months of Europe’s top Splatoon 2 teams taking to their countries’ respective grand stages and being proclaimed as national champions, the time has come for all twelve teams to take to the grandest stage of all, when they meet at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris from 9th March – 10th March at the Splatoon 2 European Championship finals.

Splatoon 2 - Version 4.5.0 full patch notes released

Get squiddy

While version 4.5.0 for Splatoon 2 doesn't launch until tomorrow, we have the full patch notes for you to sift through. As we said earlier in the week, this update doesn't include new content, but changes up how weapons, items, and more works. To see the full rundown of stats, check out the patch notes here.

Check out the Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019 award and bonus prize

Bragging rights

If your team wins the Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019, you get to take home the amazing trophy above. As for who on the team gets to keep this bad boy, I think that could be settled with a game of Splatoon 2!

On top of that, the winning team will get to take home these fancy Switch Pro Controllers! I don't know about you, but I think these are too nice to actually use!